:) Hello all. I am new to this internet community world. I am feeling like my grandmother did when she made the switch to television....and I am not that old! I have been posting on my blog and asking questions for a while but never formally introduced myself. It feels hard to describe who I am. What I do in daily life is stay at home with my three boys and watch them grow. What I am passionate about is a lot of things. Ditto for what perplexes me. The food journey for me is connected to health and justice and environment and simplicity. I live in the south in the USA but my roots are in New England as is my family. I married a southern man and have discovered the joys and challenges of living in another cultural environment within the states. My favorite things to do are to explore, to read, to compost, to play with kids, to write, to converse and celebrate, to move and challenge my body, to prepare food. My favorite place to be is by the water, in the water, on the water. I love quiet as much as company. My goal in life is to use it fully....to not die having wasted any of the opportunities put before me.